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Unread 04-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #241
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Took it out for a spin around the block and feels much better taking off with the pinion tight. Started to get ready to replace the oil pan gasket, since its leaking badly. I removed the oil pan skid and o2 sensor, then sprayed PB blaster on the bolts for the exhaust. While I let them soak, I decided to get more experience with the plasma cutter.

I made some new spring plates that resemble Lou's a week ago. Instead of drilling holes, decided to use the plasma cutter. Worked pretty good, and got better as I went. Used a Dremel to clean up the slag afterwards. Quicker than drilling for sure. Tripped the breaker a few times in my panel, I need to up the garage to a 20 amp for the welder and cutter.

Here are some pics.

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Unread 04-22-2013, 05:51 PM   #242
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Cool. Finally using that plasma cutter.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #243
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Painted my rear spring plates I made today. Will mount and take pictures in the next day or so. Also got the exhaust unbolted and the oil pan removed. The seal was not to bad but didn't look like it was doing much. Many of the bolts were way to loose for my standard and only took turning the socket nut by hand.

Going to go to autozone and get a new rear main seal as Lou has suggested me do while I'm under there.

Hopefully be back running by the weekend.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 11:47 AM   #244
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Replaced the rear main seal and oil pan gasket. Got everything bolted back up including the exhaust. Cranked it up and doesn't appear to be leaking anywhere. Going to leave the engine skid off until I rework the wires to both lockers and air compressor, and lights. Drivable as of now again. Still need to install my spring plates on the rear. Slow go right now, no motivation.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 10:11 AM   #245
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Replaced the rear main seal and oil pan gasket. Got everything bolted back up including the exhaust. Cranked it up and doesn't appear to be leaking anywhere. Going to leave the engine skid off until I rework the wires to both lockers and air compressor, and lights. Drivable as of now again. Still need to install my spring plates on the rear. Slow go right now, no motivation.
We need to set a date for a wheeling trip. That should motivate you.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 06:03 PM   #246
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decided to post some pics from some wheeling trips since i haven't updated my thread for build sake. these are from durhamtown back when i first got my jeep and had the 4.5" re lift installed.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #247
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Here are some from the the gulches back in 2011. i know its old, but kinda cool to me to look back and see mine and my buddies rigs and how they are now. these pics include Lou and his 93 yj, another buddies 95 yj, and a buddies old cj (which he no longer has). you can see some trail damage on the rear driveshaft on the CJ, but had someone close by sleeve it and he was back rolling again. on another note, his hood stayed up most of the time, but when it was running, it did dominate...until it broke.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 06:26 PM   #248
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here are some more from the same gulches trip...this was still when i had the stock axles with 3.07's and no lockers. couldn't do much of anything compared to Lou and Eddie. I got more guts the next trip and didn't care to much about braking anything, but this one i took it easy.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 06:28 PM   #249
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so i have three other trips that include choccolocco mountain, morris mountain (both in alabama), and windrock in tennessee that i'll try to get a few good pics posted later. Lou...hope you don't mind posting some pics of you
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Unread 06-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #250
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so i have three other trips that include choccolocco mountain, morris mountain (both in alabama), and windrock in tennessee that i'll try to get a few good pics posted later. Lou...hope you don't mind posting some pics of you
Nah I don't care. They are nostalgic.

I got my hand throttle done on my jeep. I also took apart the stater motor and fixed the negative battery terminal. I think I'm ready to dominate.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 05:16 PM   #251
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Finally got the spring plates installed. Worked out great. Ground clearance like crazy. The original ubolts were loose, I need to get better at checking them after a drive or ride.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #252
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Realigned the front and now I'm at 1/8" toe in. Didn't pull anymore when I drove it. Drove it a good bit today and felt good. Need to get the top off and the bikini top on. Need to also get the wheels balanced.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 08:09 PM   #253
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Realigned the front and now I'm at 1/8" toe in. Didn't pull anymore when I drove it. Drove it a good bit today and felt good. Need to get the top off and the bikini top on. Need to also get the wheels balanced.
Good deal. I put another pitman arm on my jeep from a WJ. It's an inch longer and I was able to get some of my turning radius back.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 04:18 PM   #254
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Retightened all my u bolts today after the drive yesterday. Also checked the drivetrain for any looseness, and everything is sturdy. Started to re wire my spot lights, ARB compressor, and rear electric locker. Almost there but ill try to finish Tuesday. Didn't like how I wired everything before and where the wires went through the floor, so I relocated them. Then I can wire up the new front locker the better way. After that I still need to modify the frame where the drag link is going to hit. Once all that is complete, I'll be ready for some wheeling.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #255
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Anyone messed with a transfer case mounted parking brake?

So i know i'm getting ahead of myself, but i've noticed that while parked in the driveway yesterday, my jeep wanted to roll while in gear. i of course put a chock behind one of the wheels. I removed my parking brakes from the 8.8 after i destroyed the driver side due to a stud that had un-screwed itself a while back

I was looking at the parts mike version that is made for the np231 with advanced adapters slip yoke. this would work well with my plan later on to either upgrade to the atlas 2speed or the teralow kit. i think this may get bumped to the top of the list for the next upgrade since i hate having to chock the wheels everytime i park on a hill.
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